Definition of pepino in English:

pepino

noun

  • A spiny plant of the nightshade family, with edible purple-streaked yellow fruit, native to the Andes.

    • ‘To assemble the pepino melon, arrange the pepino rinds on a sheet pan.’
    • ‘Pepinos are high in potassium and are full of vitamin A, B and C.’
    • ‘Popular in New Zealand, the pepino is becoming common in some United States markets.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Spanish, literally ‘cucumber’ (because of the elongated shape of the fruit).

Pronunciation

pepino

/pɛˈpiːnəʊ/